Lucas Quality Meats
Dynamic Composite Technologies Pty Ltd
Lucas Quality Meats Bronte, Sydney
United Installation & Repairs
Glasbord PSI Smooth
Wall and ceiling liner
Lucas Quality Meats supplies pork, hams and bacons products to local Area Health Services, hospitals, large restaurants, Nursing Homes and the like. For over 30 years their Cool Room walls and ceiling panels have undergone the rigours of bacon curing/salting/smoking, pallet damage and over time to stay commercially viable, and regulated, a number of wall surface treatments have been applied to bring their facility up to food regulations of the day.
About two years ago a major preventative maintenance program was undertaken, applying a reputable company’s wall cladding system. Unfortunately the wall and ceiling cladding is now bowing and drooping (as shown in the first two photos above), becoming unsightly and bringing the company under the microscope of food inspection authorities.
United Installation & Repair is in the process of removing the old cladding system, cleaning up the old worn surfaces, treating rust areas, and cutting and manipulating the sheets of Crane Glasbord around ceiling and wall protuberances into position and securing them to the walls and ceilings with an odourless high grab adhesive.
The results so far have transformed an old looking facility into one that is brighter, sanitary, stain resistant, high impact and abrasion resistance and most importantly a safer environment to work in. Crane Glasbord is a fibreglass wall and ceiling internal cladding system, available in sheets up to 3.05 meter by 1.22m in nominal thicknesses or 1.9mm or 2.3mm. At point of manufacture the fibreglass/ polyester resin/ microbiological agents and varying amounts of fire retardants are cast against either a smooth or embossed tough thin plastic film called SurfaSeal. The Crane Glasbord then becomes a surface that will not harbor mould, mildew or bacteria, becomes highly impact and scratch resistant, and chemically resistant.
Crane Glasbord is HACCP certified, meets AS 4674, AQIS Export Meat Certified for food processing facilities (capable of repeated 82C water cleans), and has been tested to Building Code of Australia’s fire test requirements of AS 3837, attaining Class 1 and Class 3 certification.